Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925 – 1964) was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style . O'Connor's writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.

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Our Tradition: The Gift of Vision

There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself. A gift of any kind is a considerable responsibility. It is … Read more

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